Remote working

What impact would a right to disconnect have?

Australia has just joined some other countries, including France, Spain, Portugal and Belgium, in adopting a ‘right to disconnect’ from work in various forms.

Hot seat: Your work-from-home policy must address the drawbacks

Flexible, remote and hybrid working has been high on the agenda for most companies. Closing central city offices enables a cost saving as well as allowing for a much more agile workforce, which...

Tourist visa changes will allow remote working

From 31 January 2024, the UK government will ease current visitor visa legislation to allow remote working.

12 Months of 2023: August

In August, the World Health Organization published guidance on breastfeeding at work, Wilko went into administration and return to office mandates were found to be largely unsuccessful.

Nationwide makes u-turn on work from anywhere policy

Nationwide Building Society, which publicly championed a ‘work from anywhere’ policy following the pandemic, has told staff they must work at the office at least two days a week.

Return to office or lose your promotion, Amazon says

Tech giant Amazon will block promotions for workers who refuse to work in the office three days a week, according to leaked emails.

Remote jobs flooded with applicants as majority of recruiters struggle

A study found 305 workers apply to every remote job advert, while three quarters of employers struggle to fill vacancies, according to flexible working accreditation Flexa.

Half of parents consider quitting over office mandates

Half (50%) of UK working parents are looking for new roles because of their employers' return-to-office mandates, according to flexible childcare provider Pebble.

Work is getting more intense, say over half of employees

Over half of workers (55%) feel work is getting more intense and demanding, according to a study from the Trades Union Congress (TUC).

How is HR supporting pandemic graduates in the workplace?

Young people who grew up and studied during the pandemic may require more support with confidence, communication and concentration according to experts.

Neurodiversity in the workplace: why office life isn’t for everyone

When chancellor Jeremy Hunt commented earlier this year on the world of work post-Covid, he spoke about a default return to the office in order to encourage water cooler moments, develop team spirit...

Return to the office: what employers are doing to incentivise in-office work

Google, Meta, Salesforce, Amazon and Disney have all asked employees to return to the office in recent weeks, backtracking on formerly more flexible hybrid work policies.